This is what you will see every time you start up PICO-8. It is a fun retro style command line like the original home computers. You have to type in commands to navigate your folders, load, save, or run your games.

See our Commands Guide to learn what commands you can use in this screen.

To begin editing a blank game, just press:

Pressing ESC while in a game or in an editor will bring you back to the Command Line.


15 Jun 2023